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Colleges with Lowest Graduation Rate in Virginia

Ferrum College has the lowest graduation rate of 34% for academic year 2021-2022 in Virginia. Bluefield University is ranked second with 35% and Norfolk State University follows them with 37%. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. Next table shows the schools that have low graduation rates with transfer-out rates and retention rates. You may want to check colleges having the highest graduation rates in Virginia.
Colleges with Lowest Graduation Rate in Virginia
NameGraduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate (full-time/part-time)
1Ferrum College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsFerrum, VA
34%12%56%
2Bluefield University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsBluefield, VA
35%19%63%
3Norfolk State University
Public, four-yearsNorfolk, VA
37%-68%
4The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Public, four-yearsWise, VA
39%4%71%
5Averett University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsDanville, VA
42%40%59%
6Sweet Briar College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSweet Briar, VA
42%42%79%
7Virginia Union University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsRichmond, VA
42%18%61%
8Virginia Wesleyan University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsVirginia Beach, VA
47%37%64%
9Mary Baldwin University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsStaunton, VA
48%30%63%
10Virginia State University
Public, four-yearsPetersburg, VA
48%23%62%
11Old Dominion University
Public, four-yearsNorfolk, VA
49%28%76%
12Emory & Henry College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsEmory, VA
51%36%76%
13Radford University
Public, four-yearsRadford, VA
54%33%75%
14Eastern Mennonite University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsHarrisonburg, VA
55%25%79%
15Randolph College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLynchburg, VA
56%29%71%
16Hampton University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsHampton, VA
57%31%72%
17Hollins University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsRoanoke, VA
59%-82%
18Bridgewater College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsBridgewater, VA
62%-71%
19Regent University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsVirginia Beach, VA
62%1%77%
20Liberty University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLynchburg, VA
62%6%81%